The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for PCI DSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited PCI DSS over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 375 324 388
Rank change year-on-year -51 +64  
Contract jobs citing PCI DSS 232 360 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.67% 0.50%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 4.30% 5.83% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 245 163
Median daily rate £500 £435 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £328 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £609 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +13.09% -1.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £24.23 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.78%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £24.23 -

PCI DSS is in the quality assurance and compliance skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills.

Contract Quality Assurance & Compliance Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance and compliance skills 5393 6179 6481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.66% 11.49% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 3988 4172
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £592 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 213 204
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +15.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £51.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  

PCI DSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing PCI DSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

Job vacancy trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor daily rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing PCI DSS over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for PCI DSS in the UK

PCI DSS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing PCI DSS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -42 230 £500 +15.47% 112
London -4 87 £507 +1.30% 36
South East -18 60 £475 +5.55% 23
East of England +4 28 £480 +20.00% 12
North West +7 27 £525 +25.00% 18
Hampshire +16 17 £475 +18.75% 8
Bedfordshire +6 15 £475 -9.52% 4
South West -15 14 £531 +41.66% 3
Berkshire +19 13 £540 +44.00% 6
City of London 0 12 £613 +16.66% 2
Surrey -8 12 £425 -10.52% 3
Manchester -12 12 £550 +30.95% 13
Merseyside +8 10 £575 +70.37% 2
Wiltshire +4 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Swindon 0 10 £550 +57.14% 1
Hertfordshire +6 9 £550 +10.00% 6
West Sussex -10 9 £450 -2.70% 1
Liverpool - 9 £600 - 1
Yorkshire +18 8 £225 -43.75% 5
Luton +2 8 £450 -14.28% 3
Basingstoke -5 8 £438 -16.82%
West Yorkshire +20 6 £360 -10.00% 5
Reading +16 6 £540 +42.10% 1
Welwyn Garden City +9 6 £550 +37.50% 1
Oxfordshire -9 5 £475 -9.52%
West Midlands +19 4 £375 - 9
Newbury +6 4 £550 +46.66% 1
Bristol -12 4 £481 +28.33% 1
Crawley -13 4 £454 -4.47%
Cheshire +27 3 £388 -32.56% 3

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing PCI DSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for PCI DSS.

1 215 (44.79%) Information Security
2 166 (34.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 160 (33.33%) CISSP
4 114 (23.75%) Finance
5 111 (23.13%) CISM
6 105 (21.88%) Firewall
7 86 (17.92%) GDPR
8 82 (17.08%) Cybersecurity
9 72 (15.00%) SIEM
10 71 (14.79%) Linux
11 69 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
12 68 (14.17%) Degree
12 68 (14.17%) ITIL
13 67 (13.96%) Windows
14 63 (13.13%) Data Protection
14 63 (13.13%) Data Centre
15 62 (12.92%) Microsoft
16 58 (12.08%) Management Information System
17 54 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
17 54 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
18 53 (11.04%) Risk Management
18 53 (11.04%) Project Management
19 52 (10.83%) Cisco
19 52 (10.83%) Security Architecture
20 51 (10.63%) CISA
21 48 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
22 47 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
23 45 (9.38%) SQL
24 41 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
25 40 (8.33%) SQL Server

PCI DSS
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (4.58%) JBoss
2 20 (4.17%) Apache
3 19 (3.96%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.71%) IIS
5 12 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.88%) CMS
6 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.46%) Mule
8 6 (1.25%) Apache Pig
8 6 (1.25%) Apache Solr
8 6 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.04%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (1.04%) Skype for Business
9 5 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.83%) Apache Spark
10 4 (0.83%) Confluence
11 2 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 2 (0.42%) EPiServer
11 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.88%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 54 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.75%) Office 365
4 15 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (2.92%) SaaS
6 8 (1.67%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.63%) IaaS
7 3 (0.63%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.63%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.42%) Akamai
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.42%) GitHub
8 2 (0.42%) PaaS
9 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.21%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.21%) G Suite
9 1 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 105 (21.88%) Firewall
2 35 (7.29%) Network Security
3 27 (5.63%) Intrusion Detection
4 23 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
4 23 (4.79%) LAN
4 23 (4.79%) Wireless
5 21 (4.38%) DNS
5 21 (4.38%) Internet
5 21 (4.38%) WAN
6 19 (3.96%) SSL
6 19 (3.96%) VPN
7 15 (3.13%) TCP/IP
8 11 (2.29%) DHCP
9 9 (1.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.67%) HTTP
10 8 (1.67%) NetScaler
10 8 (1.67%) SAN
11 7 (1.46%) EIGRP
11 7 (1.46%) IPsec
11 7 (1.46%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.88%) Hadoop
3 7 (1.46%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.46%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.25%) Apache Hive
4 6 (1.25%) DataStax
4 6 (1.25%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.04%) HBase
5 5 (1.04%) MySQL
5 5 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.83%) MariaDB
6 4 (0.83%) Redis
6 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.83%) Sqoop
7 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.46%) JIRA
2 6 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.25%) Maven
3 5 (1.04%) Hudson
3 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.42%) Subversion
5 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.21%) JUnit
6 1 (0.21%) Mockito
6 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.21%) Selenium
6 1 (0.21%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) TestPartner
6 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 114 (23.75%) Finance
2 38 (7.92%) Retail
3 29 (6.04%) Legal
4 26 (5.42%) Banking
4 26 (5.42%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.71%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.04%) Local Government
7 3 (0.63%) Back Office
7 3 (0.63%) Law
7 3 (0.63%) Marketing
7 3 (0.63%) Wholesale Banking
8 2 (0.42%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 102 (21.25%) Architect
2 80 (16.67%) Consultant
3 79 (16.46%) Analyst
4 61 (12.71%) Security Consultant
5 58 (12.08%) Security Analyst
6 51 (10.63%) Security Architect
7 44 (9.17%) Project Manager
8 35 (7.29%) Security Manager
9 29 (6.04%) Solutions Architect
10 27 (5.63%) Information Security Consultant
11 25 (5.21%) Security Engineer
12 24 (5.00%) Developer
13 23 (4.79%) Information Analyst
13 23 (4.79%) Information Security Analyst
14 20 (4.17%) Information Security Manager
15 16 (3.33%) Information Manager
15 16 (3.33%) Security Project Manager
16 15 (3.13%) Cybersecurity Analyst
16 15 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
17 14 (2.92%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.75%) Middleware
1 18 (3.75%) RESTful
1 18 (3.75%) Web Services
2 17 (3.54%) .NET
2 17 (3.54%) REST
3 16 (3.33%) SOAP
4 13 (2.71%) Spring
5 10 (2.08%) HTML
5 10 (2.08%) jQuery
6 9 (1.88%) CSS
7 8 (1.67%) JMS
8 7 (1.46%) Ajax
8 7 (1.46%) AngularJS
8 7 (1.46%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.46%) HTML5
8 7 (1.46%) JSP
9 6 (1.25%) ASP.NET
9 6 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (1.25%) JSON
9 6 (1.25%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 63 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 58 (12.08%) Management Information System
3 38 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (7.29%) Data Protection Act
5 25 (5.21%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.54%) CESG
7 15 (3.13%) PKI
8 11 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 8 (1.67%) Freedom of Information
9 8 (1.67%) Freedom of Information Act
9 8 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.46%) Driving Licence
10 7 (1.46%) EPoS
10 7 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.46%) RIA
10 7 (1.46%) Security Operations Centre
11 6 (1.25%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.04%) FMCG
12 5 (1.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.79%) Linux
2 67 (13.96%) Windows
3 28 (5.83%) Unix
4 23 (4.79%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 12 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (1.88%) Mac OS
8 8 (1.67%) AIX
9 5 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (1.04%) Solaris
9 5 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.83%) CentOS
10 4 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.63%) Android
11 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.42%) Debian
12 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (44.79%) Information Security
2 82 (17.08%) Cybersecurity
3 72 (15.00%) SIEM
4 69 (14.38%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (14.17%) ITIL
6 63 (13.13%) Data Protection
7 54 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 53 (11.04%) Project Management
8 53 (11.04%) Risk Management
9 52 (10.83%) Security Architecture
10 47 (9.79%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (7.08%) TOGAF
12 32 (6.67%) Security Management
13 30 (6.25%) ISMS
14 29 (6.04%) PRINCE2
15 28 (5.83%) Information Security Management
16 27 (5.63%) Security Operations
17 26 (5.42%) Business Continuity
17 26 (5.42%) Data Security
17 26 (5.42%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (9.38%) SQL
2 36 (7.50%) Java
3 19 (3.96%) Python
4 14 (2.92%) Perl
5 10 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.08%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.67%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.46%) Ruby
8 6 (1.25%) C#
9 4 (0.83%) C
9 4 (0.83%) C++
9 4 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.63%) Korn
11 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) UniBasic
12 1 (0.21%) VB
12 1 (0.21%) VB6
Qualifications
1 160 (33.33%) CISSP
2 111 (23.13%) CISM
3 68 (14.17%) Degree
4 51 (10.63%) CISA
5 41 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
6 38 (7.92%) SANS
7 29 (6.04%) Security Cleared
8 26 (5.42%) SC Cleared
9 23 (4.79%) CCSP
10 20 (4.17%) CCNP
10 20 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
11 19 (3.96%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 19 (3.96%) CESG Certified Professional
12 17 (3.54%) GIAC
13 15 (3.13%) SSCP
14 14 (2.92%) CLAS
14 14 (2.92%) CRISC
15 13 (2.71%) PCI QSA
16 12 (2.50%) CEH
17 9 (1.88%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (34.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 86 (17.92%) GDPR
3 35 (7.29%) COBIT
4 31 (6.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 28 (5.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 10 (2.08%) FedRAMP
7 10 (2.08%) GPG13
8 9 (1.88%) ISO 22301
9 8 (1.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 8 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 8 (1.67%) PA-DSS
9 8 (1.67%) QA
9 8 (1.67%) SLA
10 6 (1.25%) JSP 440
10 6 (1.25%) RMADS
11 5 (1.04%) PMO
12 4 (0.83%) Data Quality
12 4 (0.83%) NIST 800
12 4 (0.83%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.08%) Docker
3 10 (2.08%) vSphere
4 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.25%) Apache Flume
5 6 (1.25%) XenApp
6 5 (1.04%) vCloud
7 4 (0.83%) HDFS
7 4 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.42%) Snort
9 2 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.42%) Xen
10 1 (0.21%) iptables
10 1 (0.21%) KVM
10 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.21%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (3.96%) Puppet
2 12 (2.50%) Ansible
2 12 (2.50%) SCCM
3 9 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.46%) Nagios
5 7 (1.46%) Nessus
6 6 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 6 (1.25%) Kibana
6 6 (1.25%) logstash
7 3 (0.63%) Nexpose
7 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (0.63%) vCenter Server
7 3 (0.63%) vRealize
7 3 (0.63%) WSUS
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.42%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.42%) Nmap
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.42%) QRadar
Vendors
1 62 (12.92%) Microsoft
2 52 (10.83%) Cisco
3 35 (7.29%) VMware
4 33 (6.88%) Splunk
5 27 (5.63%) F5
6 26 (5.42%) CheckPoint
7 23 (4.79%) Oracle
8 22 (4.58%) McAfee
8 22 (4.58%) Palo Alto
9 19 (3.96%) Qualys
9 19 (3.96%) Rapid7
10 17 (3.54%) Red Hat
11 16 (3.33%) IBM
11 16 (3.33%) LogRhythm
12 13 (2.71%) Dell
12 13 (2.71%) Tufin
13 11 (2.29%) NetApp
14 10 (2.08%) FireEye
14 10 (2.08%) Juniper
15 9 (1.88%) WorldPay
Luton, Bedfordshire
Empiric
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + excellent working hours
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone, Kent
Harris Global
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £550 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Neg (Day Rate)
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 16 days ago
Shropshire
Shropshire Council
Posted: 16 days ago